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COACH AND PROGRAM
You'll need to look pretty hard to find anything other than optimism from Mick Cronin and his Bearcat coaching staff. Even though UC staggered to an 11th-place finish last year in the bloated Big East, shot poorly from long range and didn't take particularly good care of the basketball, Cronin is upbeat.